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COVID-19 Notice

Travel Advice

Travel to Ireland from Switzerland

All passengers to Ireland must complete an e-Passenger Locator Form online prior to travel. You will find this form here: gov.ie/locatorform 

Passengers also are asked to show a negative test for COVID-19. Further detailed information on travelling to Ireland can be found here and on Re-open EU

Travel to Switzerland from Ireland

You will find the current Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice here. The Embassy will provide travel updates also by Twitter

All arrivals to Switzerland from Ireland via plane are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to entering. Please find the form and futher details here: https://swissplf.admin.ch/. When in Switzerland, you are required to follow the current hygiene measures: https://foph-coronavirus.ch/

Until 22 January, passengers arriving to Switzerland from Ireland aged 16 and over must be able to show the negative result of a PCR test (performed no more than 72 hours prior to boarding) or a rapid antigen test (performed no more than 24 hours previously). If not vaccinated or recovered, they must take another PCR test or rapid antigen test between the 4th and 7th day after entry. 

From 22 January, persons who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 will no longer be required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test before entering Switzerland.

Persons who are not vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 will still have to take the tests to enter the country (as above). However, travellers will no longer be required to take follow-up tests four to seven days after arriving, meaning that the '3G' rule applies to enter Switzerland.

The Passenger Locator Form will have to be completed by those travelling to Switzerland by plane from Ireland. 

If you would ilke to know what rules apply to your specific situation, please consult https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home and here. 

In addition, we recommend that you consult your airline prior to travel.

Embassy Services

In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, our public office is available by appointment only. We apologise for the inconvenience and request the kind understanding and cooperation of the public.

If you would like to contact the Embassy, you may contact us by emailOur inbox is monitored regularly throughout business hours. Additionally, our phone line (+41 31 350 03 80 ) is open Monday to Friday, between 0930 and 1200. 

Passport & Visa Services

All those resident in Switzerland and Liechtenstein who require a passport must now apply online using the Passport Online service. If you have any queries relating to a passport application please contact our Customer Service Hub who will be happy to assist you. 

Those resident in Algeria who require a passport, or have a passport enquiry, may contact the Embassy.

If you have a query about visas, you may contact us by email with all relevant information, and we will respond as soon as possible. 

 

Passport Online

Passport Online

Irish passports can be renewed from anywhere in the world using Passport Online. Irish citizens can apply for first time passports and renewals online if they are resident in:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Apply Online

Contact Embassy of Ireland, Switzerland

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland

2nd floor
Kirchenfeldstrasse 68
P.O. Box 262
CH-3000 Berne 6
Switzerland

Tel: +41 31 350 03 80

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